[Blindmath] How do I download and install the Liblouis braille editing software?

John J. Boyer john.boyer at abilitiessoft.org
Sat Apr 30 18:48:25 UTC 2016

liblouis is a Braille translation and back-translation library. It is 
used in many applications. It is not an editor. You would want to use 
file2brl which is part of the liblouisutdml paclage. It uses liblouis 
for translation and then formats the translation. there are many 
configuration options. Try downloading the liblouis (Windows Build) zip 
file. I think it includes liblouisutdml .


On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 06:24:24PM +0000, Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics wrote:
> Hi dear BlindMath mailing list members? Hope you're fine. 
> Although my query is not directly related to mathematics and the blind, answers here can benefit other people as well. 
> I've learnt that there is an open source braille editor called Liblouis. Visit this page. 
> http://liblouis.org/
> And, here is the link to their downloads page. 
> http://liblouis.org/downloads/
> On this page, under the heading "Stable Versions" there are three items available for download: a .zip file and two .tar.gz files. Am I right? 
> But the problem is I'm just not able to figure out exactly which file in any of the three downloaded items should I run in order to install and run the Liblouis braille editor on my desktop PC. 
> Can anybody please help me with this issue?
> Regards. 
> Saaqib Mahmood, 
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